Ayurveda draws on a system of scientific and practical knowledge, which is rooted in the ancient belief systems about the constitution of the human body and its close relationship with environment in which it exists. Therefore our environment—seasons in particular—can wield a strong influence on the body’s constitution and physiological processes, ranging from metabolism to the secretion of hormones.
Winter is predominantly a season of kapha—and much Ayurvedic guidance on lifestyle and eating is centered around keeping one’s kapha in balance during the winter months. Whenever people ask me how to start incorporating Ayurveda into their lives, my answer is to keep it simple. The beauty of Ayurveda is that small tweaks can make a big difference.